Y12-13 Girls with High Vis – Manapouri Power Station Trip 26 June 2024

Your child has expressed an interest to attend a Girls with Hi-Vis event run by Connexis and Meridan Energy.  The event is being held at the Manapouri Power Station and provides students with an opportunity to gain a understanding on infrastructure Engineering processes at a large scale power plant.

Connexis are an infrastructure training provider that connects students with large scale companies in the Civil, Energy, Telecommunications and Water industries across NZ.  They are passionate about getting more females into infrastructure trades and have aligned themselves with like-minded companies.  This is an amazing opportunity for students who enjoy practical hands-on work or are unsure on their career pathway beyond school.

DATE:    Wednesday 26th June 2024

LOCATION:  Manapouri Power Station, West Arm, Fiordland                                                                

TIME: Leave SGHS at 7am – boat departs Pearl Harbour for West Arm at 9am and return approx 6pm to SGHS – depart Manapouri Power Station approx. 3.30pm;

TRANSPORT: Students will be driven to Manapouri by SGHS Staff in a rental vehicle.  Once at Manapouri we will be transported to Manapouri Power Station on the Meridian Energy staff        boat “Mararoa”.  A full health & safety briefing will be covered off while on the boat;

ATTIRE:  Warm clothing, layers if weather is changeable, rain jacket for boat ride. Sturdy covered shoes (Sneakers with grip are fine); Warm Clothing; Long hair fully tied back (not over the shoulder); Jewellery removed (esp. long earrings and necklaces); No Rings – working with hands.

  • Please do not bring anything valuable that may get lost
  • A light morning tea and lunch will be provided
  • Bring some snacks and water to have in the car
  • Ensure health/medical information up to date on Edge

This event contains risks, including tours of the Manapouri Power Station that involves machinery, travel , environmental hazards and possible injuries like strains, breaks and bruises. This event in managed by Connexions in conjunction with Meridian Energy.  SGHS school staff will also be in attendance and will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s safety management plan.  A copy of the Health and Safety plan will be provided by the host, as well as relevant safety equipment to be worn onsite.  While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be totally eliminated.  Some risk is retained for its learning and experiential value.  If you wish to come in to school to see our safety management systems or have any questions, feel free to contact Rachel Smith.

It is important for safety reasons that students follow instructions given to them by all staff and follow all appropriate school rules. Behaviour by students that is deemed dangerous and puts themselves and/or others at undue risk will result in students meeting with the Senior Leadership Team and whanau will also be advised.

Please note – this trip will not proceed if adverse weather conditions will make driving hazardous (e.g Snow or ice). SGHS will monitor weather conditions in the lead up to the trip, and a decision will be made around the safety of the students on 25/26th June if required. Parents/caregivers will be advised.

Please feel free to contact me at school with any queries 03 211 6030 ext 885 or via email rachel.smith@southlandgirls.school.nz

Please complete the online registration form by Wednesday 12th June 2024.

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Book a Tour of Enwood House

Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers boarders with a tour of Enwood House that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.

To book in for a tour of the boarding house, please email Jenni Dennis, jenni.dennis@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

RISKS Disclosure

Weekly sports contains risks, including common injuries like strains, sprains, bruises and dislocations. These events are managed by the appropriate sporting body in conjunction with school staff who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of the risks, all risks will be outlined to the students. While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be totally eliminated. Some risk is retained for its learning and experiential value. If you wish to come in to school to see our safety management systems or have any questions, feel free to contact Ashleigh Rabel 03 211 6030 or ashleigh.rabel@southlandgirls.school.nz.

It is important for safety reasons that students follow instructions given to them by all staff and follow all appropriate school rules. Behaviour by students that is deemed dangerous and puts themselves and/or others at undue risk will result in your child facing disciplinary actions on their return or sent home at the cost of the Whanau/parents or caregivers.

RISKS Disclosure

This event contains risks, including possible injuries. This event is managed by school staff or other organisations who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s/organisation’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of all procedures while carrrying out the activites. While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be totally eliminated. Some risk is retained for its learning and experiential value.

If you wish to come in to school to see our safety management systems or have any questions please phone 03 211 6030.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

I understand that sports, trips, and extra-curricular activities are opportunities for me to learn, practice skills, and gain attitudes and values in an environment outside of the school.  I realise that this requires me to take on genuine responsibility for my own enjoyment and safety and that of others.

I agree to do the following to make this happen:

  • Show courtesy and consideration to others.
  • Follow the rules and instructions of staff and other supervisors at the events.
  • Look after myself and my personal belongings.
  • Declare medical conditions that could affect participation in the events.
  • Accept the rules set by the school for the events.
  • Take part in all activities within ‘challenge-by-choice’ options

I understand that my parents / caregivers will be contacted and I may be sent home at their expense if:

  • My actions are considered unacceptable by staff / supervisors of these events.
  • I breach the behaviour / discipline standards of the school.
  • My actions put me or others in any danger.

Book a School Tour

Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers students with a school tour that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.

Student tour guides will answer questions and offer a student’s perspective, before meeting with a senior member of staff to discuss your child’s enrolment.

To book in for a tour of the school, please email Nicola Macpherson on  nicola.macpherson@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

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